The Iliad Resources
Extensive information on gods and heroes of Greek mythology.
This website provides a timeline of the major events of the Iliad, showing what days they happen on, and how many days elapse from the poem's start to its finish.
Richmond Lattimore's groundbreaking translations of the Iliad and other works attributed to Homer are presented with the original Greek text on alternating lines.
Not sure how to handle Klytaimestra, Poulydamas, or Sthenelos? This is the place for you.
The British poet Alexander Pope's eighteenth-century translation of the Iliad is considered a landmark in English literature. Here's a brief excerpt so you can get a sense of its quirky rhyming couplets – and of the incredible range of interpretations translation can lead to.
A searchable full-text version of the Iliad, in case you need to look up quotes.
Articles & Interviews
Contemporary translator Stanley Lombardo talks about his personal relationship to Homer's work, its ongoing relevance, and the diverse influences on his translation.
Movie or TV Productions
No, they call it Troy (2004), though at least they give Homer co-writing credit on IMDB. Once you've experienced the real thing, you'll notice that this film takes a lot of liberties with the original story. This film stars Brad Pitt as Achilleus, Eric Bana as Hektor, and Orlando Bloom as Paris.
This TV miniseries covers more ground than just the Iliad, stretching from the beginning to the end of the Trojan War. Still, if you're looking for somewhere to get your fix of scantily-clad heroes and heroines, this might just do the trick.
This article by German archaeologist Manfred Korfmann summarizes the current state of archaeological evidence about the city of Troy, drawing connections to Homer's poem.
Professor, Homer translator, and performance artist Stanley Lombardo reads all of Book 1 of the Iliad in Ancient Greek.
Professor Gregory Nagy of Harvard University recites several selections from the poem in Ancient Greek.
Robert Fagles reading from his translation of the Iliad, part of a radio story about the scholar's death.
Absolutely fantastic pronunciation guide for character names, with audio files, from the University of Pennsylvania Classics Department.
A very beautiful sung version of the Prooimion of the Iliad, but very brief. (You can download the entire song for a nominal fee.) This is an extremely helpful link for demonstrating the oral-formulaic tradition of this poem.
A scrolling gallery of scenes from the Iliad in Ancient Greek art. Helpful commentary explains what's going on.
A traditional classical portrait bust of the poet.
This famous portrait by the Dutch painter Rembrandt is indebted to traditional classical portraits such as the one above.